For the supplements in the tracker, make sure the one you select "closely matches" to the one you are using. Becky
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I find that adding more greens (spinach in my case) helps me to hit my RDA's easily. For under 200 calories, spinach provides over 100% DV of nearly every essential vitamin and mineral. How many vegetable servings do you get in a day?
Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 1/13/2013 (12:26)
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@ Becky: YAY! I didn't know that the vitamins were listed in the nutrition tracker. I'm so excicted. That makes a big difference in my nutrition tracking (especially for calcium and Vitamin D).
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I take a daily children's chewable vitamin. I chose to do this because multivitamin pills give me a stomach ache but the chewables do not.
For most healthy adults, using a multiviatmin-mineral supplement is fine (such as a Centrum, One-a-Day, or similar store brand). Several are already in the nutrition tracker. I am glad that you entered your own.
The taking of any individual supplements should be discussed with one's doctor first.
I have been tracking my food for over a month now, and I am consistently not getting all the vitamins and nutrients from my diet, no matter how hard I try. It's challenging enough to balance proteins, carbs, and fats, while staying within recommended calorie range.
I tried finding multi vitamins in the nutrition tracker, but I had to enter my own. With it, I am meeting most of my nutritional goals, so I wonder if anyone else is doing it, and what is Sparkpeople's position on taking supplements.
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